Firmware 1.70 Info
System Software Update
The PLAYSTATION®3 system software update may include security patches, new or revised settings and features and other items, which will change your current operating system. We encourage you to check this page from time to time for software updates and to always maintain your system to use the latest version of the system software.
An update to the PS3 system software was released on April 19, 2007. If you update your PS3 system, the system software will be version 1.70.
Do not perform updates using any data other than the official update data provided by Sony Computer Entertainment over a network or on disc media, and do not perform updates by methods other than those described in the product documentation or in this site. If an update is performed using data from another source, by another method, or with a PS3 system that has been altered or modified in any way, the PS3 system may not operate properly and may not be able to install the official update data. Any of these actions may void the PS3 system warranty and affect your ability to obtain warranty services and repair services from Sony Computer Entertainment.
The system software included within this product is subject to a limited license from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Refer to http://www.scei.co.jp/ps3-eula for details.
This update is for customers who own PS3 systems sold in North America. DO NOT update your PS3 system through this Web site if you purchased your system outside North America. There is no guarantee of proper operation with other models sold outside North America.
If your PS3 system software version is 1.70 (or later), you do not need to perform this update. To check the version of your system software, go to http://fp.scea.com/Content/ps3networ...n_settings.gif (Settings) > http://fp.scea.com/Content/ps3networ...emsettings.gif (System Settings) > [System Information]. The information is shown in the System Software field.
Depending on the software title, you may not be able to play without first updating the system software.
Depending on the system software version, screen images shown here may be different from the actual product.
This system software update includes all features contained in previous versions.
The PLAYSTATION®3 system software version 1.70 update includes the following:
A feature has been added for playing downloaded PlayStation® format software.
A feature has been added for downloading PlayStation® format software from PLAYSTATION®Store and then playing the downloaded software on the PS3 system. Some titles can be played on both PS3 and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) systems.*
Downloadable PlayStation® format software compatible with the PS3 system will be available soon from PLAYSTATION®Store.
Other new or revised features in version 1.70:
You can now use the force feedback function of some accessories for use with PlayStation®2 format software. For details, check back to this page later.
You can now use saved data from PlayStation® format software on both PS3 and PSP® systems.
You can update your system software by any of the following methods:
System Update »
Update using the PS3 system's System Update feature.
Update using a PC »
Download update data using a PC and save on storage media* or a USB Mass Storage device. Copy the update data to the PS3 system's hard disk and perform the update.
An appropriate USB adaptor (not included) is required to use storage media with some models.
Update using disc media »
Update using update data that is included on a game disc.
still no in-game music :(
Yeah..I`m waiting for that too...
Is there a workaround for the forced update yet ??
Im using Ps3 Proxy Server to stay at v1.50 as the only game demo i cant play is Ninja Gaiden and none of the new firmware features are that attractive.
Also my PSP was at 1.50 until the custom firmware came out and the Ps3 might as well stay there for now.
Is there a replacement file for the update or some workaround for it ?